Mildred Patterson

Obituary of Mildred Patterson

Mildred Patterson, age 85, of Springfield, Il. and formerly of Hillview, Il. died Wednesday afternoon (April 4, 2018) at St. Johns Hospital in Springfield, Il.


She was born May 9, 1932 in Hillview, Il. daughter of the late LeeRoy and Florence Sprowl Long.


She married David Patterson on November 6, 1950 in Hillview, Il. and he preceded her in death December 2, 2009.


Surviving are five daughters, Mary Farris of Decatur, Il., Marcia Meyer (William) of Springfield, Il., Debbie Patterson of Springfield, Il., and twins Lucinda “Cindy” Patterson (companion Robert Thixton) of Springfield, Il. and Linda Farley (Charlie) of Tallula, Il.; seven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruth Waters of Greenfield, Il.; and several nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Mildred “Millie” Patterson; a great-grandson, Alexander Thixton; three sisters, Christina Rice, Mayme Monroe, and Bessie Long; and six brothers, Jack, Howard, Sanford, Ivan, Harrison, LeeRoy and Bennie Long.


Mildred loved quilting and caring for her rose bushes.  She also loved going to the Illinois State Fair.  She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church in Springfield, Il. 


Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday (April 9, 2018) at Neece-Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Waverly, Il.  Burial will be in Sulphur Springs Cemetery near Loami.  Visitation will be held 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to American Heart Association or American Cancer Society both c/o Neece-Airsman-Hires Funeral Home, 349 Tanner Waverly, Il. 62692.  Condolences may be sent to the family online at